Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

4 years
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Get the tools needed to succeed in this rapidly growing field.
The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management program prepares project managers to serve in leadership positions in the ever-growing field of construction. Graduates will be able to manage projects of all sizes, ranging from residential housing to office buildings to roads and other local, regional, and national construction projects.

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Why Earn a degree in Construction Management?

You'll acquire the following skills during your time in the program:

  • Ability to select appropriate construction materials and determine best practices
  • Ability to estimate costs and quantities and evaluate materials for construction projects
  • Ability to manage a construction project
  • How to function as an effective member or leader on a technical team
  • Understanding of written, oral, and graphical communication in technical and non-technical environments
  • Understanding of the principles of construction management, law and ethics

Graduates of the program can expect to be trained on project management and how to communicate technical and structural project aspects with engineers and other practitioners within the construction field.

You will also have the opportunity to complement your educational experience by getting involved in a variety of student clubs like:

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
  • National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • TEXO, the Construction Association
  • The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
Marketable Skills
  • Project management
  • Cost estimating
  • Oral and written communication
  • Team work through internship assignment
  • Formulate and solve complex problems

Construction Management Degree Highlights

Our faculty are leading experts in their fields, focusing in areas of cold-formed steel, construction, corrosion and non-destructive testing, residential and heavy construction, soil mechanics and structural health monitoring.
The B.S. in Construction Management degree also provides a pathway to the M.S. in Engineering Management.
You'll take non-calculus-based physics and Math 1190, making this the perfect degree if you’re looking to focus on the project management aspects of construction technology.
We provide educational programs that are academically challenging and career-enriching by maintaining a balance between both the theoretical and practical aspects of the field.

What Can You Do With A Degree in Construction Management?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates the national employment of construction managers to increase by 11% by 2026 – faster than the average projected growth of 7.5% across all occupations.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering’s Bachelor of Science in Construction Management program prepares you to serve in leadership positions in the ever-growing field of construction.

After graduation, you will be able to manage projects of all sizes, including:

  • Office buildings
  • Other local, regional and national construction projects
  • Residential housing
  • Roads

Construction Management Degree Courses You Could Take

Occupational Safety and Liability (3 hrs)
Study of basic concepts of accident prevention, safety education, economic impact and environmental hazard control. Includes OSHA regulations and other regulations as they relate to the employer, the employee and the public.
Structural Analysis (3 hrs)
Analysis of continuous structures using slope-deflection, conjugate-beam, and virtual work methods. Force and stiffness methods of analysis are applied to truss and frame structures. Relevant computer applications are applied.
Soils and Foundations (3 hrs)
Study of the properties of subsurface materials and the principles of subsurface construction. Topics include soil classification and testing, soil mechanics, and foundation systems.
Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (3 hrs)
Historical, economic, political and ethical bases of contracts and sales, including the Uniform Commercial Code, and the impact of regulatory agencies on business enterprise.
Management Concepts (3 hrs)
Management philosophy; planning, organizing and controlling; entrepreneurial processes; organizational performance; structure and design. Includes an overview of organization theory and strategic management.
Construction Methods and Materials (3 hrs)
Introduction to the materials, systems, methods and procedures of building construction.

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